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RATINGS: 1885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
When reading the name “Stone Cali-Belgique IPA”, “Cali” hints that it is a California style IPA, and this brew has an undeniable Belgian influence, indicated by the word “Belgique” (which is how Belgium’s French-speaking population says the word “Belgian”; the Dutch speaking Belgians say “Belgie”). We carefully selected a Belgian yeast strain that illuminates a fascinating new aspect of the beer that is otherwise quite simply Stone IPA.

The result is both completely new and different, while still being recognizable as a Stone Brew – and Stone IPA in particular. Think of it as an otherwise identical twin to Stone IPA that was raised in a Belgian culture. Literally.

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3.6
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2010
Bomber->Trappist: Pours a rocky, white head atop a hazy orange body. Aroma of hops that is relatively unfettered by any other smell. The body is light, flavor’s duration is long, finishing mildly astringently. The flavor starts out mildly sweet, then turns sour. A nice, enjoyable beer, without breaking the bank.

3.9
mfdros (35) - , New York, USA - OCT 4, 2010
caramel, citrus, aroma. orange, hazy, appearance with lacy head. medium sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, lively, long bitter finnish.

3.8
CH47 (27) - Kansas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Poured pretty clear, loads of carbonation bubbles. Nose is sharp and to the point showing pine, citrus, namely grapefruit peel. Head is frothy and lingers for the duration, plenty of lacing around the glass. Taste is clean and crisp definitely a sharp and fresh taste of the hops and the malt intro. Malt is light but balanced with the hops. Finish is also rather tidy leaving just the pine and citrus skin flavor. Drink Date 10/03/10 Drink by date 9/17/10

4
Leafs93 (2305) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Pours somewhat cloudy gold with nice white head. Aroma is banana, citrus, pine and florals. Taste is sweet up front and bitter on the finish, the belgian yeast adds a candy sweetness. Crisp and clean. Very nice.

4
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 1, 2010
22 oz bottle, finally in Alaska. Clear yellow/orange with a thick, rocky off white head. Aroma of lots of earthy and woodsy Belgian yeast with a bit of some orange, lemon and coriander scents. The flavor is a perfect balance of some mildly sweet malt, bitter hops and some lightly sour yeast presence. Medium body with average carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. This beer is awesome, so smooth and drinkable.

3.3
BillKismet (4064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2010
Hazy bronze with a lush, fluffy, off-white head. Interesting zesty estery mix in the nose accompanied by a nice fruity hoppiness with a slight floral-citrus twist. Body is sourdough yeastiness. Doughy and Belgian beer bread crust. Twangy finish.

4
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Golden orange pour with a pillowy off-white head. Mild aroma, spicy, grassy, citrusy aroma. Tastes funky, spicy, peppery, slightly fruity with caramel sweetness. Hops are earthy, grassy, citrusy, with a resinous bite. One of the better Belgian IPAs I’ve had. Very flavorful, with quite complimentary flavors between the yeast and hops.

3.5
Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden orange with a off-white head that leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma of belgian yeast, hoppy citrus, grass and some mild grapefruit. Flavor is fairly hoppy with citrus, belgian yeast, pine, floral, malty sweetness and some spices with a slightly dry and bitter finish.

3.8
arone12 (929) - Maryland, USA - SEP 26, 2010
First off, lets talk about the name of this beer. The is the reason I bought this beer. I am hoping this beer is as interesting as the name suggests. It pours a golden orange color with an off white head. This beer smells like pear and a weeping willow blossom. There is the smell of another fruit that I can not pin point right now. Oh boy. The taste is wonderful. Taste is of bananas, oranges, and pears. There is also a spicy taste to this beer. Tastes of thyme and coriander. Finish is bitter which is expected out of an india pale ale. Overall, a very interesting combination of flavors.

4
monkeychugg55 (1090) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Pours a clear golden orange with a small, white head that retains somewhat and leaves a lot of lacing. The aroma is somewhat bready, with citrusy hops, and strong Belgian yeast. The flavor is what you would expect; a very solid ipa, with a Belgian twist. Sweet at first, with a bitter finish. One of the better, more enjoyable Belgium ipa’s I’ve had.


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